Let me hear you say ooh, ahh
Summertime in the LBC
Ooh ahh, summertime in the LBC
(“Summertime in the LBC lyrics – The Dove Shack)
Summertime may be over but festivals are still in full effect. Come experience Tropicalia, a music and taco festival, Saturday November 11, 2017 at the Queen Mary in Long Beach, California hosted by Felipe Esparza.
Enjoy free tacos (while supplies last) until 4pm. Tacos for every diet will be available. Gates open at 11 and parking will be at the Long Beach Convention center with free shuttles provided to the Queen Mary.

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Performances include:
Jhene Aiko
Kali Uchis
Los Tigres Del Norte
Chicano Batman
King Krule
Ivy Queen
Jorja Smith
…and many more.
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 Tropicália Music & Taco Festival

An international eclectic curated lineup

& all you can eat tacos hosted by East Los spitfire comedian

Felipe Esparza

Los Tigres del Norte, Café Tacvba (Mexico), Chicano Batman, Kali Uchis, Ivy Queen (Puerto Rico), Wanda Jackson, Os Mutantes (Brasil), Ivy Queen (Puerto Rico), Jhené Aiko, Brenton Wood, The Delfonics, King Krule, Ginuwine, Celso Piña, Las Cafeteras, Cuco, Thee Commons & more!!


November 11, 2017 in Long Beach, CA

Vesper Public Relations. Los Angeles, CA, October 2017 –There is already a buzz amongst L.A.’s ultra-hip alt-Latino, electronica, lo-fi, Regional Mexican, 90’s hip hop, 70’s soul and 50’s rockabilly music lovers. They are all talking about Tropicália Music and Taco Festival, one of the most anticipated musical festivals of the year.

Once again The Observatory Group breathes new life into the stale festival landscape with yet another historically eclectic line-up certain to resonate with fans of any given genre. And yes the rumors are true; all you can eat tacos until 4 p.m. Free tacos and a lineup like none we’ve ever seen, Saturday, November 11 at Queen Mary Park in Long Beach; Tropicália Music and Taco Festival!

L.A.’s favorite psychedelic funk rockers Chicano Batman and the fashion designer turned indiepop/electronica Columbian-American songstress Kali Uchis prepare the crowd for a night of dancing with their dreamy grooves and body shaking beats. Norteño music icons Los Tigres del Norte close out Tropicália, whipping the crowd into a frenzy of Norteño dance twists, twirls and caballito kicks.

The often mentioned eclectic line-up ensures that there is an artist or group representing any given dance genre. Tropicália keeps the crowd moving by mixing soul music legends Brenton Wood and The Delfonics with the queen of rockabilly Wanda Jackson, plus reggaeton royalty her highness Ivy Queen and
Jhené Aiko
R&B songstress.

There will be throwback performances from 90’s RnB star Ginuwine and futuristic sets from the modish lo-fi singer/songwriter/rapper King Krule. Latin music will be well represented throughout the day with the cumbia sounds of Sonora Dinamita & vallenato groove direct from Monterrey Mexico Celso Piña & the iconic psychedelic sounds of the ‘Tropicalia’ movement Os Mutantes direct from Sao Paolo Brazil.  Of course representing Los Angeles sweethearts Very Be Careful, Las Cafeteras, Buyepongo, La Banda Skalavera, Thee Commons, Cuco plus plenty of DJ sets & ambiance.

As if this wasn’t enough Tropicália welcomes the late addition of iconic Mexican band Café Tacvba whose musical mix of punk, electronica, folk, cumbia and just about every other Latin rhythm will add to this highly anticipated event.

This event will be hosted by East LA native Felipe Esparza best known for his raw, real-life comedy, his irreverent on-stage persona, wild hair, and his often-imitated phrase, “What’ sup fool?”

All you can eat tacos provided by some of the hottest Tacos in town: Carnitas el Momo, Dia de los Puercos, Mariscos Jalisco, Burritos La Palma, Pez Cantina, Calo Provisions, Taqueria la Venganza, and many more.

Tropicália Music & Taco Festival takes place November 11, 2017 at Queen Mary Park in Long Beach, CA with general admission tickets starting at $75 ranging to $95 as the festival date draws nearer. VIP admission starts at $150, with packages like “Rage on the Stage” selling for $500. Those who want the ultimate VIP treatment can opt for “VIP Legend” and “VIP Cabana” packages.

View the entire line up and purchase tickets at:

About the event organizers, The Observatory Group:

The team at The Observatory Group manages some of the southland’s most recognized venues: The Observatory Orange County, the Constellation Room, and the Observatory North Park. The Observatory Group has organized L.A.s most talked about music festivals including Day N Night, When We Were Young, Summertime in the LBC, Beach Goth, Soulquarius an RnB Jam, One Love Cali Reggae and now Tropicália Music & Taco Festival.

Artist Lineup (Alphabetical Order):

Alina Baraz

Banes World

Beach Bums

Brenton Wood



Café Tacvba

Celso Piña

Chicano Batman

Chrome Sparks (DJ Set)

Chulity Vinly Club

Current Joys

Dub Cub

Evelyn “Champagne”  King

Funky Sole



High Curbs

Inner Wave

Ivy Queen
Jack Moves


Jhené Aiko

Jessie Reyez

Jorja Smith

Kali Uchis

King Rule

La Banda Skalavera

Las Cafeteras

Los Tigres Del Norte
Low End Theory


Os Mutantes

Phoney Ppl

Pity Party

Red Pears

Sad Girl


Scam & Jam
Slow Hollows


Sonora Dinamita

Summer Salt

Surf Curse
The Delfonics

Thee Commons

Very Be Careful

Weapons of Mass Creation

Wanda Jackson


Yellow Days